Support/ maintenance travails - Why and how to audit legacy sites


As a Technical Architect in Continous Delivery, I work mainly with support/ maintenance offerings. Taking an existing site over from another team (internal OR external) is often a very daunting task. Thats where Site Audits come into the picture.  Some questions which site audits answer are:

  • How much is the code "hacked"  - probably the most important question for all developers
  • Have the best practices been followed?
  • Is the server capable of handling the site?
  • Top level listing of technical debts
  • and many more such questions.... 


In this session, I will talk about the importance of site audits, the timing of site audits (when should they be performed) and also some tools and techniques which need to be used when auditing a site. 

Session Track

Coding and Development

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